Swimming at MarTar Swim School!
The 2015 Head Start Summer Enrichment Program opened with a splash when the first group of children visited the swim school in Elkridge for an hour of indoor-salt-water pool swimming on June 1st! Every Monday a different group attended allowing all 188 enrolled children participated.
Under the direction of Tara Girch, the program, geared for swimmers and non-swimmers, introduced children to the fun of swimming and water safety. Highly experienced ISIA certified swim instructors and a certified lifeguard were on duty at all times and Head Start staff was also instructed in swim safety rules. An on-site staffed play-zone was available for those children who decided not to enter the pool.
The enthusiasm and joy the children expressed as they clutched noodles and floating barbells and were thus able to swim independently (many for the first time) was infectious! Many parents attended and had their cameras at the ready to take pictures and videos. Successful Summer Swimming!